Samantha Cameron talks of ‘devastation’ of losing a child

March 30th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

David Cameron London, Mar 30 (ANI): Samantha, the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, has told a charity gathering here of the devastation parents feel at losing a child.

Samantha’s speech at a No10 gathering came two years after the death of the Camerons’ son Ivan, 6, who had suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, reports the Daily Mail.

“It is such a gift to be able to think about a future for your children and it is such an appalling tragedy that so many parents around the world have no certainty about the future at all,” she said during her emotional speech.

“What makes this so much worse is that these deaths are so easily preventable. It is impossible to imagine how devastating it must be to lose your child for want of a simple treatment that would only cost a couple of pounds,” she added.

She said it was a privilege to act as an ambassador for a ‘Save the Children’ campaign aimed at saving millions of infants under five who die every year from preventable illnesses. (ANI)

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